Commitment is important if you are dedicated to seeing something through. Think about a task you had to complete, but didn’t really feel dedicated to. Unfortunately, that is how I see things in my food allergy elimination “diet”. It isn’t a diet, it is a way of life. I have made some progress, but I won’t truly see results until I decide to commit myself to this process and stop giving in to what I want instead of what’s good for me. I love food. I am not afraid to try new food; however, not all food agrees with me now. I have this crazy mindset that you only live once, and developing food allergies as an adult was not part of the plan. Ha. Anyway, I am still learning to adjust.
I am renewing my commitment to take better care of myself this week. I am going to do the things on the list I keep “forgetting” I was going to do. Gym buddy, that means you. Yoga buddies are needed. How can you help yourself stay committed to your task? Make sticky notes. Get a buddy. Send a reminder to yourself. Put it on your calendar. Make a to-do list, and a date to get it done. Whatever the task is at hand, do it and you will feel better once you do. Stop ignoring it…it only makes it worse. Trust me.
“Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?” ~LeBron James
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I always tried elimination diets to identify problem foods, and I tended to give in to temptation after a few weeks. It turns out, the reason I didn’t feel motivated was that I’m intolerant to so many different foods, I was never seeing success. I’d eliminate dairy, but still eat soy and egg. I’d add dairy back in, keep eating egg, but eliminate soy. Gluten was the only thing I ever saw a major difference with.
I finally got an in-depth IgG blood test look at 120 foods (<$150) and had all the foods I needed to try eliminating laid out for me. After 3-6 months (I chose 6) they can be added in one at a time to test for reactions. It was the best decision I made in regard to my bloating issues. Soy, egg, dairy, and gluten weren't that surprising as they are common intolerances, but I was surprised to find bananas, peaches, kiwis, and plums were no good for my belly. After 6 months I was able to add in foods like cilantro, oats, and safflower oil without an issue.
This has been a long, looooong process. Ha. I started with gluten over a year ago when I was having stomach pains and bloating. It was hard for me to pin-point what the real problem was due to Hashimoto’s. I finally went to an allergy doc after seeing a gastro and a naturopathic doc who really did believe food was causing my pain. The list of what I should stay away from is quite large…I just need to be more diligent.
Ohh! Sorry, I just read that one post so I wasn’t up on all that. It sounds like you’ve been through a lot trying to figure all of this out. Best of luck!